Blue Eagles Freshmen Competing
The Magnolia Freshmen Basketball Team is 5-2 so far this season, with a 3-1 record for December; 2-2 record in January, and hasn’t played yet in February.
In their latest game on Jan.18, the Eagles got the best of Tyler Consolidated, 53-28. Nick Priem and Tyler Williamson led the way offensively, scoring 19 and 16 points, respectively, while Peau Halahingano tacked on six markers. In addition, Jake Fruner swished a pair of two-pointers, while A.J. Richmond and Cameron Archer each tallied three points, and Dylan Conner canned a deuce.
The Magnolia Frosh lost to Wheeling Park Jan. 15, 42-29. Williamson and Halahingano paced the Blue Eagle offense with 10 and six points, respectively, while Priem netted six points. Archer followed with three points, and Drew Herrick ended the Blue Eagle scoring with a deuce.
To open January, Magnolia fell to the River Pilots 39-38 Jan. 4.Ten days later, the Eagles returned the favor with a 48-38 victory. In both games combined, Priem led the way offensively with 31 points, while Williamson netted 24 markers. Fruner added 15 and Halahingano 10, while Adams made a deuce in the first game and Conner zipped a free throw in the second contest with River.
Magnolia opened the month of December with wins over John Marshall, 56-18, St. Clairsville, 36-29 and Tyler Consolidated, 54-34.
In the three victories, Priem scored 45 points, with a game-high of 16 against John Marshall, while Williamson netted 38 markers, with a game-high of 16, also against John Marshall..
In the three wins Halahingano scored a total of 22 points, with his high of 11 points coming against Tyler Consolidated. In addition, Fruner tallied 14 points, Adams 12 and Cameron Brown netted seven markers. Archer and Shannon Poole each netted a basket.
The Eagles only loss in December came against Morgantown, 70-39, with Williamson and Fruner leading the way with 15 and 10 points, respectively. Priem was held to six markers, while Halahingano and Adams each knocked in a pair of two-pointers.